30 Oct 2018
15 Signs You’re Destined to be an Entrepreneur
Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? Do you know and understand what qualities true entrepreneurs have in common? Here are the top 15 signs that may help you determine whether you are a true leader and that are key to your entrepreneurial success.
- You Don’t fit in
- You’re Competitive
- You Notice How Things can be Improved
- You Have an Issue With Authority
- You Cringe at the Thought of a 9-5 in a Cubicle
- You Always Have a New Business Idea
- You Start More Things Than You Finish
- You’ve Always Been Super Confident
- Your Mind is Open to New Ideas
- You Want to Travel
- You’re NOT Afraid to Take Risks
- You’re Good at Managing Your Money
- You Don’t Like Doing the Same Thing Every Day
- You can make Decisions Quickly
- You’re Persuasive
1. You Don’t Fit in
You’ve never felt like you had the same ideas as your peers or coworkers. It probably seems like you have always wanted ‘bigger & better’ things and had higher expectations for life. When you have a job, you feel like no one understands you there.
2. You’re Competitive
Whether it’s the office sales competition or a football game at the family reunion, you have to win. It’s just in your spirit to be number one and when you do lose, you take it as a lesson for your next win.
3. You Notice How Things can be Improved
You’re in a family owned restaurant and you notice a million different things they could improve about their business to attract more customers…sound about right?
Entrepreneurs are always improving…even when their feedback isn’t asked for, they usually give it.
4. You Have an Issue With Authority
You hated it in high school, you hated it from your first boss, and then your second, and then your third, and then you realized it was just you.
Entrepreneurs hate authority because they feel that they should be the boss!
5. You Cringe at The Thought of a 9-5 in a Cubicle
The words 9-5 actually put you in a bad mood and when you actually work one, you feel yourself slipping into depression. You just know there’s more to life than that!
6. You Always Have a New Business Idea
Last month it was selling handmade goods, last week it was a trendy new restaurant idea and there’s no telling what will be next. Your mind is full of business ideas and you’re convinced all of them will be a success!
Well, you’re probably not wrong, you’re a born entrepreneur and need to act on those ideas ASAP.
7. You Start More Things Than You Finish
It’s probably because your mind is flooded with so many amazing ideas, right? Yeah, let’s go with that. It’s impossible to finish ALL of your startup fantasies.
Our advice; try to focus on putting your energy into one thing for a while and you’ll be more successful than putting small amounts of energy into a million different things.
8. You’ve Always Been Super Confident
You know you can do it and you will. Entrepreneurs, although they have their ups and downs, usually feel extremely confident about their ideas and execution.
9. Your Mind is Open to New Ideas
Thinking outside of the box is an understatement for you & when someone presents a thought that is out of the norm, you soak it right up. It is important for entrepreneurs to have an open mind for problem-solving purposes as well as idea generation.
10. You Want to Travel
One week of paid vacation a year sounds pretty lackluster to you & not getting to go out of the country when that amazing plane ticket price arises just makes you angry. You want to travel, you want to see the world and have the money to explore all that it has to offer.
11. You’re NOT Afraid to Take Risks
Never have been, never will be. You’re a born risk taker and that’s a must-have trait for a successful entrepreneur! Just declaring yourself an entrepreneur is a risky move. Make your declaration today! Why wait?
12. You’re Good at Managing Your Money
Since you’re going to be responsible for whether your business venture fails or succeeds, it’s pretty important to be good with the mula. It is important to be prepared for a few failures along the way, and money is a big part of being prepared. Have a well-stocked rainy day fund handy for when things go south. This way, you’ll be able to recover faster and carry on. Remember, failures can be successes as long as you bounce back and learn something from them.
13. You Don’t Like Doing the Same Thing Every Day
As an entrepreneur, you will wear many, many hats, therefore, not enjoying monotonous tasks can be a great thing! This usually means you’re more creative and versatile.
14. You Can Make Decisions Quickly
You don’t sit around and wonder what you should do about a situation and you never go back and forth with decisions. You always just seem to know the best course of action. Solving problems is one of your favorite hobbies and people usually look to you for advice, support, and direction.
15. You’re Persuasive
It’s always been quite easy for you to get your way. You can argue just about anything and frequently say “I should’ve been a lawyer.”
Take it from us, this will come in handy when you’re starting your journey as an entrepreneur because sales are arguably the most important aspect. With your persuasiveness, making sales is a breeze.